Denali State Park-K'esugi Ken Campground

134.5 Parks Hwy, Trapper Creek, AK 99683

Date Visited: July 2023

Site #29, back-in, Electric only, 30-amp

We paid: $31 per night


K’esugi Ken Campground in Denali State Park is conveniently located just off the Parks Highway toward the southern end of the state park. The road into the campground is paved, and the sites are gravel.

Site #29 was somewhat unlevel, but we were able to use blocks to level it. Our site was right next to a small creek, which was flowing well because of all the rain. Because we had made a reservation, we didn’t need to do any kind of check-in. There was a sign on our site with our name and the dates of our reservation.

The campground is close to the interpretive center and some of the trailheads within the park, including the Curry Ridge Trail and the very short Moose Flats Loop Trail.

Sites are spaced quite far apart with lots of bushes and trees in between each site. There are toilets scattered around as well.

We would definitely stay here again if we were traveling to or from Denali. This campground is 103 miles from the first campground in Denali National Park, so it makes a good stopping point if you don’t want a very long driving day. It is also 52 miles fromTalkeetna.

Site #29